Bottle Brush
Anthephora pubescens Nees.
Click on the cultivar name below for product characteristics COMPARISON CHART
Image Cultivar Type Production period Morphological description Crop strengths Feeding value Production potential Crop uses Soil requirement Establishment
Local Sub-tropical Grass Perennial, Summer

Tufted grass, grows 0.3 – 1.5 m tall

Short sturdy rhizomes

Leaf blade is green to blue-green; flat; linear; 10 – 15 cm x 3 x 5 mm; tapering to a soft point
350 000 – 380 000 seeds/kg

Easy to establish and tolerant to drought

Poor stands thicken up with time if it is well managed

Excellent foggage potential

Crude protein: 7 –14 %

Digestibility: 50 – 60 %

Dry matter production: 3 - 9 t/ha/annum Grazing, hay & foggage

Best adapted to sandy soil types, tolerates loam and gravely soils
pH from 5.8 – 6.8

Plant during October – February
Seeding rate of 7 – 9 kg/ha dryland